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Public matters - February 2021

19 February 2021

Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.

This month we have:

High Court grants local authority injunction to prevent breach of confidence following subject access disclosure

This judgment critical is reading for public bodies who need to take action to restrain the use of confidential information in circumstances where that information has been inadvertently disclosed to a third party.

Matthew summarises London Borough of Lambeth v AM (No. 2) [2021] EWHC 186 (QB).

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Brexit - now what for data protection law?

Now that the transition period has ended, Richard looks at what this means for data protection law in the UK.

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Steps to take when responding to an administration

Chloe provides a general overview of administration and what options are open to local authorities.

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Consultation on new UK subsidy control regime

It is vitally important that public bodies make use of this opportunity to have their views heard and to shape the future of the new subsidy control regime.

Angelica considers some key elements and proposed reforms from the consultation.

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On-demand webinar: State aid and subsidy control - post Brexit

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Training and events

9Jun

The use and misuse of social media. Managing the impact of difficult behaviour ON24 webinar

In this webinar, James Tait and Ros Foster come together to discuss the use of social media and difficult behaviour, the tools that the law provides to help manage such situations and provide practical hints and tips based on their experience and relevant case law.

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Legal updates

Integrated Care Systems: practical steps for 1 July 2022

ICSs have been introduced with the intention of uniting the operations of hospitals, community-based services, and health and social care bodies across their respective places.

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Grievances, complaints and whistleblowing. Managing the impact of difficult behaviour

In the first of our two-part webinar series on ‘managing the impact of difficult employee behaviour’ regulatory and employment experts Ros Foster and James Tait look at what is, and what isn’t, whistleblowing in the context of grievance and complaints procedures.

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Legal updates

Subsidy Control Act 2022 – Royal Assent received

After months of debate, agreement has been reached by both Houses on the Subsidy Control Act 2022 c.23 (Act) which received Royal Assent on the 28 April 2022.

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Published articles

Queen’s speech: planning reforms to be tackled via Levelling up Bill

This year’s Queen’s Speech has outlined several legislative changes and the overhauling of laws around levelling up, planning and economic crime that could affect conveyancers.

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